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Lukxmi Balathasan

Lukxmi Balathasan

Lukxmi Balathasan

Bio

Lukxmi is part of EIT Food’s Business Creation team and leads the Seedbed Incubator, which provides talented entrepreneurs with the skills, coaching and funding to transform their very cool inventions into commercial solutions that address the current pressures facing our food system .  She believes that entrepreneurs, especially those from diverse backgrounds who bring unique knowledge and perspectives, are the secret sauce to rebuilding a better food system. As the co-host of the EIT Food Fight podcast, she gives EIT Food’s pipeline of talented entrepreneurs a platform to share their vision for a healthier, more sustainable and equitable future of food. 

Experience

Lukxmi has spent the past 15 years developing solutions that address big health challenges. After a decade as a cancer researcher, she has spent the past 8 years facilitating entrepreneurial scientists to bring their research to the market and improve the lives of many. Most recently, she was part of the founding team of a biotech spin-out company aiming to revolutionise the control of disease-causing insects.  Lukxmi has a BSc in Biochemistry & Genetic Engineering from McMaster University, Canada; a research MSc in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Ottawa, Canada and a PhD from the University of Oxford, UK.

Articles by Lukxmi Balathasan

Episode 40: Spotlight: Eagle Genomics on data science Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 40: Spotlight: Eagle Genomics on data science
Episode 33: Spotlight: Tastewise on understanding food trends Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 33: Spotlight: Tastewise on understanding food trends
Episode 25: The Big Takeaway Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 25: The Big Takeaway
Episode 17: Is sugar the new tobacco? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 17: Is sugar the new tobacco?
Episode 9: Is there value in food waste? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 9: Is there value in food waste?
Episode 2: Spotlight: 3F BIO on alternative protein Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 2: Spotlight: 3F BIO on alternative protein
Episode 38: The journey of an entrepreneur Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 38: The journey of an entrepreneur
Episode 30: Does food need to be packaged? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 30: Does food need to be packaged?
Episode 22: Wasteless on saving perishable food. Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 22: Wasteless on saving perishable food.
Episode 14: Spotlight: GrainSense on ensuring crop quality Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 14: Spotlight: GrainSense on ensuring crop quality
Episode 5: Should producers be responsible for making food healthy? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 5: Should producers be responsible for making food healthy?
Episode 44: Spotlight: BeYou on Digital Health Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 44: Spotlight: BeYou on Digital Health
Episode 35: Spotlight: Innovopro on chickpea potential Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 35: Spotlight: Innovopro on chickpea potential
Episode 27: Spotlight: Urban Crop Solutions on vertical farming Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 27: Spotlight: Urban Crop Solutions on vertical farming
Episode 19: Is our food safe? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 19: Is our food safe?
Episode 11: What’s the beef with alternative protein?  Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 11: What’s the beef with alternative protein? 
Episode 1: Can we really feed 10 billion people by 2050? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 1: Can we really feed 10 billion people by 2050?
Episode 46: Porphyrio on poultry data management Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 46: Porphyrio on poultry data management
Episode 7: Can we really influence consumers to make healthier food choices? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 7: Can we really influence consumers to make healthier food choices?
Episode 32: Innovating through adversity Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 32: Innovating through adversity
Episode 24: Spotlight: Agricolus on smart farming Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 24: Spotlight: Agricolus on smart farming
Episode 16: Spotlight: Natural Machines on Printing Food Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 16: Spotlight: Natural Machines on Printing Food
Episode 8: Spotlight: Tipa on disrupting plastic packaging Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 8: Spotlight: Tipa on disrupting plastic packaging
Episode 42: Spotlight: AgriFoodX on Plastic Alternatives Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 42: Spotlight: AgriFoodX on Plastic Alternatives
Episode 37: Spotlight: Trellis on food production efficiency Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 37: Spotlight: Trellis on food production efficiency
Episode 29: Spotlight: Prolupin on plant proteins Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 29: Spotlight: Prolupin on plant proteins
Episode 21: How to build a purpose-driven food company Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 21: How to build a purpose-driven food company
Episode 13: Is technology protecting or exploiting our seas and oceans? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 13: Is technology protecting or exploiting our seas and oceans?
Episode 4: Spotlight: RethinkResource on creating value from food waste Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 4: Spotlight: RethinkResource on creating value from food waste
Episode 47: Forecasting the future: the biggest agrifood trends for 2021 Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 47: Forecasting the future: the biggest agrifood trends for 2021
Episode 34: Has modern farming failed? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 34: Has modern farming failed?
Episode 26: The most extreme places to grow food Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 26: The most extreme places to grow food
Episode 18: Spotlight: Aleph Farms on cultivated meat. Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 18: Spotlight: Aleph Farms on cultivated meat.
Episode 10: Spotlight: Stem on sugar replacement Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 10: Spotlight: Stem on sugar replacement
Episode 43: Bridging the skills gap Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 43: Bridging the skills gap
Episode 39: Spotlight: Freeze-em on insect farming Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 39: Spotlight: Freeze-em on insect farming
Episode 31: Spotlight: Orbisk on food waste technology Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 31: Spotlight: Orbisk on food waste technology
Episode 23: Food in crisis: is the food system resilient enough? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 23: Food in crisis: is the food system resilient enough?
Episode 15: Can we trust the food we eat? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 15: Can we trust the food we eat?
Episode 6: Spotlight: FoodParing on making sustainability tasty Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 6: Spotlight: FoodParing on making sustainability tasty
Episode 41: Childhood Nutrition and Health: Are We Doing Enough? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 41: Childhood Nutrition and Health: Are We Doing Enough?
Episode 36: Insects in the food system: novelty or necessity? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 36: Insects in the food system: novelty or necessity?
Episode 28: Waste Not, Want Not Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 28: Waste Not, Want Not
Episode 20: Spotlight: Banabooms on reducing food waste Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 20: Spotlight: Banabooms on reducing food waste
Episode 12: Spotlight: NapiFeryn on sustainable protein Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 12: Spotlight: NapiFeryn on sustainable protein
Episode 3: How do we clean up all the food waste? Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 3: How do we clean up all the food waste?
Episode 45: The impact of Covid-19 on consumer food habits and the Agrifood sector Matt Eastland, Lukxmi Balathasan Episode 45: The impact of Covid-19 on consumer food habits and the Agrifood sector